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Registration Opens for Second Annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit

May 18, 2016

Registration Opens for Second Annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit

Registration is opened for the second annual Better Together: Ca …

May 13, 2016

Statement by AICCU Regarding the Governor’s May Revision to the Proposed Budget

Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to the proposed 2016-17 budget. AICCU was disappointed that he did not include funding to fully restore the Cal Grant maximum award for low-income students attending the independent, nonprofit sector.
The proposed budget is over $122 billion, the largest ever, and restoring the Cal Grant to financially needy students would cost the state only $15 million. For California’s lowest income families this would mean the restoration of $1,652 in funding per student each year (from the $8,056 maximum award amount starting in 2017-18 back to pre-recessionary level of $9,708).  This means less debt, less hours worked, and more students who complete their degrees in a timely fashion and enter the workforce, ready to contribute to the California …

May 4, 2016

University of the Pacific students testify at Senate Budget Subcommittee hearing

On April 28 AICCU testified at the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance hearing on the California Student Aid Commission budget to raise the issue of the 11.3% cut to the Cal Grant award for new students attending ICCU institutions. The award is set to decrease in the 2017-18 budget year. Thank you to students from the University of the Pacific who took the time from their studies to testify, and thank you to representatives from the University of Southern California, the Campaign for College Opportunity, and the California Chamber of Commerce for being at the hearing and supporting the 28,000 ICCU Cal Grant students.

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